GNDC to hold ND transportation forum

BISMARCK – The Greater North Dakota Chamber will hold the first North Dakota Transportation Forum on May 13 in Bismarck at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center.
This day-long event dives deeper into how transportation and associated policies impact all industries. National and regional experts will provide updates on trends and data impacting their organizations, industry and the state. Presentations will include air and rail.
Among speakers will be Bill Panos, director of the ND Dept of Transportation; Denver Tolliver, director of the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute; Terry Traynor, executive director, N.D. Association of Counties; Blake Crosby, executive director, N.D. League of Cities; Ron Ness, president, N.D. Petroleum Council; Dan Wogsland, executive director, N.D. Grain Growers; Sara Otte Coleman, tourism division director, N.D. Department of Commerce; Chad Wolf, general manager, McNeilus Steel; Amy McBeth, director of public affairs, BNSF; Kyle Wanner, executive director for the N.D. Aeronautics Commission; and Dan Zink, vice president of economic development and community affairs, Red River Valley and Western Railroad.
There will be a legislative panel including Sen. Rich Wardner, R-Dickinson; Rep. Corey Mock, D-Grand Forks; and Rep. Don Vigesaa, R-Cooperstown.
National speakers will be Ed Mortimer, vice president of transportation and infrastructure with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Kenneth Simonson, chief economist with the Associated General Contractors of America.
The event’s premier sponsor is MDU Resources Group, Inc.
To register for the event or for additional information on the speakers, visit ndchamber.com.